Oct 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
. this is what i mean by rude awakenings. people are signing found for insurance, getting tax credit subsidies funded by taxpayers. irs already telling us they're confused about how to do this you're not telling us whether or not you're proactively determining whether say under 26-year-old is actually eligible for the subsidies you're trying to sell them, and the problem is, once we learn whether or not they were eligible and if they weren't, people in booed faith will be signing up for subsidies they're not actually eligible for. >> i think you're asking a different question which is, are we doing 100% income verification? >> and subsequent eligibility verification. >> yes, part of the question in the application process are you dependent on your parents? are you dependent on your parents's tax plan? that is part of the question that goes on. if so we move them in this direction. but more importantly, part of what you're asking is the income verification which is done in 100% of the cases. >> i'm not asking about income verification. >> okay. >> i'm asking about if a person signs up, were the
Nov 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
to provide a universal tax credit, flat to all consumers so they have choices outside of their workplace, for example. but right now it's really moving away from third party payer to more individual choice. jenna: we're going to get more into that because, again, there's a little bit of a discrepancy, maybe not even a little bit, between the individual market and the market you can shop or -- or you can't shop for when you get your health care through your employer. so the difference in that is important, and we're going to tackle that with our possible that you're going to -- with our panel that you're going to join. we'll see you in a few minutes. >> thanks for having me. jon: there's a i new perspective on the hard. reality of the -- hard. reality. everyday americans are seeing those insurance policies that they had canceled and sky-high premiums for a variety of reasons. many say all they can do now is hope for the best. josh roberts live from our -- john roberts live from our atlanta bureau with that. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. let's just say at the top that there have been
Oct 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
and that becomes a hugeancing act of financial priorities. jon: and that means really anybody who is paying taxes is footing the bill eventually. >> yep. jon: you'll have more tonight, i'm sure. bret, thank you. jenna: without knowing it. bret is that good. he led us into the next segment here. we'll taur being about the health care rollout, there was something that came up on the sunday show that caught our attention. >> of the 26,000, 21,000 are in medicaid. 5,000 are in qualified health plans. we've got another 10,000 going onto the plans that are in the process of choosing. it's a lot quicker to get somebody enrolled in medicaid once you find out they're eligible. jenna: and the blue grass state is hardly alone when it comes to medicare applicants making up the majority of the enrollment. 87% of the enrollees joined medicaid plans according to state figures. in kentucky, medicaid makes up 82% of total enrollees and in new york state, the percentage of folks enrolling in medicaid plans makes up about 64% of the total. the big question remains about whether the program is enlisting the young, h
Oct 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
for their employees. on the other hand, there are now tax credits available for some of the smaller employers who want to offer coverage, actually come into the marketplace. for the other businesses, the businesses hiring 50 or more, there is a standard that says, an employee is considered full time if he or she works 30 hours a week. and that really came from a market snapshot with help from the small business administration of where employee benefits were in the private market based on hours of work. what was a part-time or full-time employee? what we know about the economic data is the high point of part-time workers was in 2008 and 2009 at the height of the last recession. it has been decreasing each and every year. there is no data to support the fact that there is an up tick, based on the impending affordable care act. i am sure that there may be some individual employers making some business decisions about how many workers they want full time and how many they want part time. i can tell you there is no economic data or employment data that supports the notion that this is an effect of the law.